foster parenting

May is National Foster Care Month

AungMay is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the role each of us plays in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. In Jeffersonville and throughout southern Indiana, Family Ark has been partnering with area families just like yours to provide foster care services to children in need for over 40 years. New to being a foster parent but not new to the idea is Aungelique Walls, “My mom has been a foster parent since I was 13 years old so foster children have a special place in my heart. Being a foster parent is being that ‘bridge over troubled water‘ and I’m grateful for the opportunity.” Aungelique is a young working foster mom and has made plenty of room in her home and heart for some youngsters who really need her. Family Ark Case Manager, Sam Steele stated, “Aungelique has been an amazing addition to our foster parents! She came to us with lots of energy and eagerness to take on new challenges! She has an enormous amount of compassion for children and families and wants to help them by getting to know each one individually and helping them make positive changes. I am confident that Aungelique will make lasting impacts and I am excited to work with her.”


If you’re an adult with a heart for children, Family Ark wants to talk with you! Family Ark is always looking for foster parents to help children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other trauma.

Who are Foster Parents? Foster parents are individuals or couples aged 21 or older. Some have raised or are currently raising children, and others have never raised children. They come from all walks of life, various income levels and careers, different educational backgrounds, and are diverse in many ways. All share a desire to have a positive impact on the life of a child. For more information, please contact Mike Karman at Family Ark, 812-282-8479, mkarman@thefamilyark.org